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Bet this gets moved to the Realignment Board....

By the way... the writer doesn't even know which P5 conferences are in the Alliance. He blew that in the fourth paragraph, so his credibility was shot before he even named his winners and losers. 07-coffee3

Basically, this is a stupid article. C-USA lost the teams that account for C-USA's last 5 conference championships. Sure Liberty is a solid addition but C-USA also had to add New Mexico State and two FCS call-ups. Winning? 05-nono
There is a CUSA Realignment thread. No worries, it will be moved.
giggling....usm, marshal and odu were not considered Key Losses.
Such a participation trophy article.
(12-21-2021 05:12 PM)Side.Show.Joe Wrote: [ -> ]Bet this gets moved to the Realignment Board....

By the way... the writer doesn't even know which P5 conferences are in the Alliance. He blew that in the fourth paragraph, so his credibility was shot before he even named his winners and losers. 07-coffee3

Basically, this is a stupid article. C-USA lost the teams that account for C-USA's last 5 conference championships. Sure Liberty is a solid addition but C-USA also had to add New Mexico State and two FCS call-ups. Winning? 05-nono

Garbage.
(12-21-2021 05:46 PM)FAU Connoisseur! Wrote: [ -> ]giggling....usm, marshal and odu were not considered Key Losses.
You realize how stupid the article is right?
Everyone seems to have it out for ODU, so I guess because ODU wasn't a key loss makes the article credible?
If this is the logic the world operates on, we're doomed.
Quote:CUSA Key Additions: Liberty, New Mexico State, Jacksonville State, Sam Houston State in 2023

So true, I've been seeing FBS conferences fighting over who's going to add those schools for decades.
(12-21-2021 08:04 PM)Retroview1955 Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-21-2021 05:46 PM)FAU Connoisseur! Wrote: [ -> ]giggling....usm, marshal and odu were not considered Key Losses.
You realize how stupid the article is right?
Everyone seems to have it out for ODU, so I guess because ODU wasn't a key loss makes the article credible?
If this is the logic the world operates on, we're doomed.

You are wasting your breath. He is a known ODU hater and we are living rent free in his head. Who is a key loss or a gain only time will tell but that article is such a 2 min write up by a guy who seems to be lacking knowledge of FB landscape in general.
All the schools that left weren't worth much to our tv deal. Not a big loss honestly. Good luck to y'all.
Very sloppy article, couldn’t make it all the way through it honestly.
You can sure tell which schools did not get a good write up. Let me guess if this writer talked about how UNT was on the way up ....

slow joe would be wetting his pants. THe same thing happened when UNT was not in any reports about joining any other conference. Slow Joe was on here often talking about the losers leaving CUSA. Then like a snap of the fingers the very first time someone mentioned UNT as possibly moving on his post were very positive about those school moving on. Especially the bottom feeders moving on to the AAC. And make no mistake about it every school other than UAB moving to the AAC has a losing record in CUSA in football and I think basketball might be worse

unt 5 losing seasons 2 winning and 1 at .500
5-7 avg

Rice 7 losing 1 winning
3.5-7.8

UTSA 5 losing 3 winning
5.6-6.5

UNCC 6 losing 1 winning
3.7 -7.5

FAU 5 losing 2 winning and a 5-4 covid
6-6

UAB (last 8 CUSA) 3 losing -5 winning
6.5-5.6

But I agree this writer wasnt very sharp....

talked about, well just let me quote what was said "Marshall and Southern Miss have been nationally relevant for decades". Well he's not completely wrong but off by a decade or two.
(12-21-2021 08:53 PM)WKUYG Wrote: [ -> ]You can sure tell which schools did not get a good write up. Let me guess if this writer talked about how UNT was on the way up ....

slow joe would be wetting his pants. THe same thing happened when UNT was not in any reports about joining any other conference. Slow Joe was on here often talking about the losers leaving CUSA. Then like a snap of the fingers the very first time someone mentioned UNT as possibly moving on his post were very positive about those school moving on. Especially the bottom feeders moving on to the AAC. And make no mistake about it every school other than UAB moving to the AAC has a losing record in CUSA in football and I think basketball might be worse

unt 5 losing seasons 2 winning and 1 at .500
5-7 avg

Rice 7 losing 1 winning
3.5-7.8

UTSA 5 losing 3 winning
5.6-6.5

UNCC 6 losing 1 winning
3.7 -7.5

FAU 5 losing 2 winning and a 5-4 covid
6-6

UAB (last 8 CUSA) 3 losing -5 winning
6.5-5.6

But I agree this writer wasnt very sharp....

talked about, well just let me quote what was said "Marshall and Southern Miss have been nationally relevant for decades". Well he's not completely wrong but off by a decade or two.

Name calling is always a indication of someone without an argument. Not becoming of a person that went to college either.

As to your claim... I was fairly quiet during realignment. I had it on good authority that the MWC was seriously talking to UNT, and I was confident we were leaving C-USA. I was mostly silent and let other rant. Now I didn't expect the American to take us, no one did. But the AAC really feared the MWC having the 4th largest Texas university in the same market as their headquarters. It worked out perfect for UNT. If you don't believe me, you can go back and look at my posts from that time.

If you go back and read my post about this "article", you will notice I clearly indicate this author isn't a legitimate sports writer. He can't even get the basic facts accurate.
I actually do believe the SEC, CUSA, and SBC were the winners in realignment. SEC hit the jackpot with their adds, the SBC strengthen both their football and basketball products, and CUSA got smaller but got a better basketball product and some really good football adds. I know what the AAC was doing but sometimes you can go to the well too much and I think this is exactly what they did.

But if you're going to say CUSA is winner then you have to say the Big XII is a winner. Yes they lost their top two brands but three of the four schools they are bringing in finished in the CFP Top 25 rankings and one of them is in the playoffs. I think the losers were the B1G, ACC, and PAC 12 for missing out on getting Texas and OU.
Good article, well thought out and not going with forum banter just logical thinking.
A bunch of AAC bound fans upset at this article lol. I agree, not a lot of loss from those programs (aside from UAB). SBC grabbing Marshall and USM stung way more (ODU is meh).
I know the focus on realignment (and this article) was on football, however AAC bball is the biggest loser here not being talked about. I've been tracking the average NET ranking from the current members to the new members for this season and I also did it for the last two complete seasons.

AAC average drop from current members to future members:
21-22 as of 12/17 - drops <39>
20-21 season - drops <24>
19-20 season - drops <46>

Losing Cincy and Houston and then adding in programs that aren't good in bball (except UAB) is a big hit to the AAC. If Memphis and/or Wichita leaves (which I believe will happen in a couple years), then it gets way worse.
(12-21-2021 11:29 PM)topper1296 Wrote: [ -> ]I know the focus on realignment (and this article) was on football, however AAC bball is the biggest loser here not being talked about. I've been tracking the average NET ranking from the current members to the new members for this season and I also did it for the last two complete seasons.

AAC average drop from current members to future members:
21-22 as of 12/17 - drops <39>
20-21 season - drops <24>
19-20 season - drops <46>

Losing Cincy and Houston and then adding in programs that aren't good in bball (except UAB) is a big hit to the AAC. If Memphis and/or Wichita leaves (which I believe will happen in a couple years), then it gets way worse.

Might as well add SMU and Temple, because there's no way those two teams stick around in the AAC either. Once that happens ECU starts pushing hard for an eastern based G5 conference with the Sunbelt East. Hold on to your hat fellas, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
I think the writer is mostly on point. The AAC is losing great brands and to be fair to the incoming new schools,, none of them will replace what the conference has lost. With all respect to UNT and Rice,these adds beyond their connection to Texas is a head scratcher IMHO. Hopefully they both benefit from more money and exposure that comes from the AAC. I think the Sun Belt did quite well for itself and Conf USA looks to have succeeded with their hail Mary. Cherrs
(12-21-2021 05:46 PM)FAU Connoisseur! Wrote: [ -> ]giggling....usm, marshal and odu were not considered Key Losses.

Yea.. USM wasn't a key loss... What bowl game do the Mighty Willie Taggerts play in this bowl season? I know we're sitting at the house..
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